Today the Antiplanner is making a quick round trip to Boise to speak at an Idaho Freedom Foundation luncheon about streetcars. The event will take place at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 610 W. Idaho Street.
The location is a bit ironic as Spaghetti Factories all feature a streetcar as one of their built-in antiques, although in Boise’s case it is a replica. It is doubly ironic as the first paid job the Antiplanner ever had was helping to restore the streetcar that would be put in the very first Spaghetti Factory, which opened in Portland in 1969. That job resulted from the fact that I had been volunteering for the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society, which at that time operated in a little town in the Oregon Coast Range called Glenwood. (It has since moved to Brooks, just off I-5 north of Salem.)
In any case, if you are in Boise, I hope to see you at the luncheon.